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Use the web to connect with
faculty and administrators. Use the web for staff development or in place of
It beats going to another meeting.
At East Irondequoit, I
managed all our staff
development from our website. We provide access to new curriculum
As an educational consultant, I always develop a
website to support my project and provide an ongoing link to the teachers I'm
working with. For sample's of projects click here.
Technology Use Snap Shot Survey: Better align professional
development with teacher needs. This is a short form that's posted
online. Teachers take the survey prior to a professional development
workshop. It allows us to better gauge collective needs and to differentiate
instruction. Here's sample results
of a survey taken by group of middle school teachers.
Technology Use Survey long form gathers baseline data on a
broad array of technology use questions.
With Documents was developed as a comprehensive resource for
document-based instruction. It has links to source material, assessments, and
Social Studies Program Guide As a former social studies director, I used
the web to effectively coordinate district program, standards and assessments.
Site Design for Teachers is the on-line guide to one of my staff
development courses. I can easily show your teachers how to develop their own
websites. Teachers can access a "how-to" guide; resources and even
post their projects.
We can enlist parents as partners by keeping them informed
about our programs.
I'm proud to have been part of the creation of two small
learning communities - the Ninth Grade Academy and the Summer Prep School.
Small Learning Communities that Work
In each case we first, assembled a team of educators to forge a common vision of
teaching and learning. Then schools were organized to accomplish this vision.
I directed a program for academically at-risk middle school
students. Summer Prep School is designed to improve academic skills and
performance, to engage students in their learning and improve their attitude
toward school. I developed his program and served its former director. It
combines daily instruction in academic skills with weekly outings. Trained high
school mentors serve as role models and parent's attend evening Parenting
Workshops. The Summer Prep School
Website is a valuable tool for building parents, teachers and student
peers into an effective team. (archived copy)
I developed the East
Irondequoit District website as an ongoing link between school, parents
and the community.
Involvement Survey: This survey provides useful data on parent involvement at
a number of levels -
communications, attending school events, participating in school events,
participating in school decision-making.